Friday Harbor Film Festival


Press Release

Best of the Fest

Exciting News: The Friday Harbor Film Festival is going on the road, and our first stop is New York City! Best of the Fest (from the Friday Harbor Film Festival, San Juan Island, WA) Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm The Explorers Club, 46 E. 70th Street, New York, NY 10021 &
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Free Special Screening

Due to popular demand, we will be hosting a special screening of Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World at Mike’s Cafe and Wine Bar on Tuesday November 15th at 7:00pm. The screening is free, so arrive early and enjoy dinner and a film with us. Mike’s Cafe & Wine Bar 135
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A Look at the Friday Harbor Film Festival Highlights

The fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival on Nov. 4–6, featured line-up of documentary films, as well as many special events that celebrated the art of filmmaking. “I started working on feature stories to enlighten and inspire so it is fitting to receive an award from an organizat
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Who Was Andrew V. McLaglen?

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – Who was Andrew V. McLaglen? The man behind the Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award. This year, the award will be given to Richard Chew. The award presentation will occur at the Opening Night Filmmakers Gala, held at the
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Top Athletes Set to Sky Dive into Friday Harbor’s Schools

October 27th, 2016 FRIDAY HARBOR, WA –On November 4, as part of the Jump for Joy program, professional athletes Neil Amonson, and Jeff Shapiro will be skydiving into local schools to spark interest in living life to the fullest and this year’s Friday Harbor Film Festival. The first sk
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Astronaut & Actor Pete Freeland Attends Festival

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – Astronaut, rocket scientist and actor, Pete Freeland, will be attending the fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, which will be held November 4-5- 6! Freeland grew up in Aumsville, Oregon and graduated from Cascade High School; he then studied aerospace engine
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Astronaut & Actor Pete Freeland Attends Festival

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – Astronaut, rocket scientist and actor, Pete Freeland, will be attending the fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, which will be held November 4-5- 6! Freeland grew up in Aumsville, Oregon and graduated from Cascade High School; he then studied aerospace engine
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Richard Chew Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – The Friday Harbor Film Festival, which will be held November 4-5-6, is honoring Richard Chew, a distinguished Academy Award-winning film editor and producer, with this year’s Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award. The Festival will honor Chew’s 50 years in
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Letter to Elementary and Middle School Parents and Guardians

On November 4-5-6, 2016, the fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival will take place. We have an amazing line up this year of over 45 great documentary films and shorts that tell compelling stories. We are featuring several local films, including Sonic Sea to Taming Wild. In additio
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Shining Night Returns To Friday Harbor Film Festival

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA –Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen returns to the Friday Harbor Film Festival. It was awarded the Friday Harbor Film Festival Favourite Award of 2013! The Festival will no longer be showing the film, It Was Like The Wind Was Throwin’ Stars
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Community Foundation Enhances Festival’s Audio And Visuals

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – The fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, which will be held November 4-5- 6, would like to thank the San Juan Island Community Foundation for their support. Through a grant, the Festival was able to enhance the sound quality at four different venues including
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The Friday Harbor Film Festival is Coming Soon!

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – The fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, which will be held November 4-5- 6, features a very exciting line-up of documentary films, as well as special events that celebrate the art of filmmaking. Over 50 films have been scheduled, featuring quality documentar
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Support the Future of the Friday Harbor Film Festival!

We are asking you to make a commitment to our film festival community. Your contribution will assist us in continuing this very special event, which provides a unique opportunity for all of us to see a variety of important, meaningful films that Entertain, Inspire and Enlighten. We al
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Press Release – September 14, 2016

The fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, which will be held on November 4-5-6, features a very exciting line-up of documentary films, as well as many special events that celebrate the art of filmmaking. Richard Chew, this year’s winner of The Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievem
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Easter Island Expedition

Local Island resident and founder of the Friday Harbor Film Festival, Captain Lynn Danaher, is coordinating a very special trip and expedition to Easter Island May 1 – 11 2016. All the significant archaeological sites will be explored in depth as well as several lesser sites tha
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The Hunting Ground

Friday Harbor Film Festival ~ Winter Series Audience Favorite “The Hunting Ground”,  a 2015 film produced by San Juan Islander Amy Herdy is the next film in our 2016 Tuesday Film Series. Amy is also an interviewer in the film and she will be at the screening on March 1st to answer que
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Audience Choice Winter Film Series

The Friday Harbor FILM Festival is delighted to announce the 2016 Audience Choice Winter Film Series. It will run January through May on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, at 7 PM at the Grange. All the films screened this coming winter are audience selected as their favorite
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A Grand Success!

The 3rd Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival was a grand success! There were 32 films and 12 shorts screened in 5 separate venues during the 3 full days of the Film Festival. The rain did not seem to damper attendance: 18% more attended than last year, plus, 20 filmmakers from around th
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Announcing the 2016 Young Filmmakers Project

FRIDAY HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL announces the 2016 Young Filmmakers Project and free student tickets for the 2015 Film Festival FHFF Board members Tony Vivenzio and Laszlo Pal will present news and information during a school assembly to be held at the Whittier Theatre Nov. 5 at 2 pm. The
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2nd Annual Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday Harbor Film Festival Presents The 2nd Annual Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award to Katharine Ross And Sam Elliott To honor the late Andrew V. McLaglen, Friday Harbor’s acclaimed film, television and stage director, for his noteworthy career and
 his contribution to o
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FHFF a “Pre-Release Festival” for Passage to Mars

The Friday Harbor Film Festival is so proud to present the film Passage to Mars before its major release!!! The Reviews have been fabulous on the upcoming cinematic feature-documentary from NASA’s new adventure to Mars. JAMES CAMERON (Titanic, Avatar) “Captures the truth of expl
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FHFF a "Pre-Release Festival" for Passage to Mars

The Friday Harbor Film Festival is so proud to present the film Passage to Mars before its major release!!! The Reviews have been fabulous on the upcoming cinematic feature-documentary from NASA’s new adventure to Mars. JAMES CAMERON (Titanic, Avatar) “Captures the truth of expl
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A Weekend of Great Films in Friday Harbor

A Weekend of Great Films in Friday Harbor Tickets on sale now for the 3rd annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, November 6 – 8, 2015 Friday Harbor, WA … Get away for a beautiful fall weekend full of world-class documentary films, a visit by award-winning actors Katharine Ros
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Press Release: 3rd Annual FHFF Less than a Month Away!

The Third annual Friday Harbor Film Festival is less than a month away!!! So its time to get your tickets! Admission to films and events requires purchase of an All-Access Wristband or
a shareable Punch Card for 5, 10, or 15 films/events Separate tickets to the Filmmakers’ Soirée and
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